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Lung Cancer

These 3 Groups of People Should Screen For Lung Cancer Anually

2017-02-10 11:53

Currently lung cancer screening rates are low, according to the latest research. Why? And should you schedule a screening today?

February is Cancer Prevention Month. During this month, we should take some time to understand what our risks are for developing certain types of cancer and take the steps to lower those risks.

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Natural highs from fresh air should be encouraged instead of "dripping"

2017-02-07 19:40

Yale researchers say that "dripping" has been tried by about 25 percent of teen e-cigarette users and this can have terrible health consequences. Teens like everyone else are much better off getting natural highs from fresh air in nature.

In a clever move to attempt to grab some of the profits from the lucrative cigarette industry e-cigarettes are being marketed as somehow being a more sophisticated and safer way to smoke.

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Why Cancer Thrives in the Lungs

2016-09-26 16:44

One reason cancer is so terrifying is that the disease travels. Whether starting in the bone, on the skin, or anywhere else, when a tumor grows large enough it sends out cells to become new tumors in far reaches of the body. Nearly 90 percent of cancer deaths result from this process - metastasis - where tumors spread into new organs.

Metastasis is particularly mysterious because our body has a powerful immune system that seeks out, and destroys, foreign invaders – including cancer.

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How Keytruda Lung Cancer Treatment Works

2015-10-02 21:40

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the accelerated approval of Merck's drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients whose tumors have progressed after other treatments and express PD-L1.

Keytruda is a type of immunotherapy that blocks the PD-1 receptor, which is a part of the pathway that prevents T cells from attacking cancer.

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2014's Best and Worst States at Combating the High Cost of Lung Cancer

2014-11-12 08:06

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the disease accounting for $12.1 billion of total cancer care costs and $36.1 billion in lost productivity, according to the most recent estimates, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best & Worst States at Combating the High Cost of Lung Cancer.

WalletHub ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 11 key metrics.

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Chili Pepper Slows Lung Cancer Tumor Growth

2014-10-30 11:36

In an animal study Chili Pepper slowed aggressive lung cancer tumor growth, reports AICR today. Although this was observed in an animal study, still it's a good news that may open new avenues for lung cancer treatment.

Researchers presented new evidence today that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, drives the death of lung cancer cells and slows tumor growth in mice.

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